Zoologists have captured the first photos of the Okapi in the wild, saying that the animal once mistaken for a unicorn has managed to survive war and poaching in Congo. The doe-eyed animal is a relative of the giraffe but has zebra-like stripes on its legs and rear.
For the past nine years, I’ve attended the Communications Network conference, and I, too, have been on a mission to take a picture of another rare species: the elusive program officer. (Disclosure: I’m a program officer at The California Wellness Foundation, so I don’t count!)
Thanks to all of you, it was a great conference.
And now, just because it’s over, the conversations don’t have to stop. Use this blog to post comments, ask questions, to offer your assessments of the conference. Reach out to friends you met in Chicago. Stay connected. Stay engaged.
See you all online. And in NY next year.
I’d like to thank David Krumlauf, chief technologist of the PIerce Family Charitable Foundation for “tweeting” or “twittering” about the conference. He joins communications consultant Denise Graveline, whom I posted about yesterday.
They tag their tweets (140-character micro-blog posts) with the hashtag #comnet08, which allows me to pull it in as an RSS feed on this blog. (See the left sidebar.)
You can find an overview of Twitter here.
In the following video, Daniel Silverman, Communications Director of the James Irvine Foundation, talks about his job in the “Getting the job done: Building the capacity for effective dissemination” session.
Good news: I had nothing to worry about. These three pros walked us through a hugely informative session on how a well-planned web strategy – one that’s thoughtful, developed based on research, built for the right audiences, clearly reflective of the foundation’s mission, marketed adequately, and measured (more easily than you might think) can win friends and influence people.
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